How to cope in Hot Weather?
The main risks posed by a heatwave are:
Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in. If it’s not treated, it can get worse and become a serious problem.
Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include:
Dehydration can happen more easily if you have:
Drink fluids when you feel any dehydration symptoms.
If you find it hard to drink because you feel sick or have been sick, start with small sips and then gradually drink more.
You can use a spoon to make it easier for your child to swallow the fluids.
You should drink enough during the day so your pee is a pale clear colour.
Drink when there’s a higher risk of dehydrating. For example, if you’re vomiting, sweating or you have diarrhoea.